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New York: Harbinger of Judgment

Prophecy Update: February 1, 2019

God asks a penetrating question in the book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah is a prophet to all of the nations of the world. I am thankful for the book of Jeremiah because God raised up a humble prophet whose message is for the whole world. Each nation needs to read the book of Jeremiah because God has a message to each nation. The message to America from Jeremiah is a message from God. This message gives a warning to those who think they can deny God and run a country. America has denied God in her courts, schools, and cultural activities. As America has done this, the Christians have continued to acknowledge God in the courts, schools, and cultural activities. This battle for our nation and heritage is at the same place as we were in 1860. Here is the question from God.

Jeremiah 2:11, “Has a nation changed gods when they were not gods?
But My people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.”

The American people are in the midst of a civil war. The war is over a worldview. Are we as a nation a nation that has a god? Those who answer no are very bold and dominate the news media and colleges. They say that all gods are equal and that any questioning of the Muslim god is evil but questioning the God of our fathers, the Judeo/Christian God is valid and right. God is very clear in Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.” We have changed gods in America. Our courts are full of unrighteous judges who rule from an alien worldview. They have changed their glory for that which does not profit. God goes on to say in Jeremiah:

Jer 7:28 “You shall say to them, ‘this is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.”
For those who have read Civil War history, they know that many preachers were warning America over the issue of slavery. The warning was that God would punish this nation over its refusal to obey Him. The obedience needed to be based on the Bible and the biblical view in the Declaration of Independence statement: All men are created equal and endowed by their creator! The issue in 1860 was slavery, the issue today is abortion.

Did you see the headlines out of New York regarding a new abortion bill? Did it horrify you as much as it did me? My spirit was so provoked and I had a very uneasy feeling of dread. The Lord will not put up with this I thought. God will bring the heavy hand of judgment. My spirit feels the heavy hand of judgment coming from God. I feel like Jeremiah, I just want to pull people back from the brink of disaster and plead with them to repent. Here is the headline:
Catholic leaders call for Gov. Cuomo to be excommunicated for ‘flagrant celebration of pro-abortion bill’ Here is a portion of the article from Fox News: “Cuomo held a public signing of the bill minutes after the “Reproductive Health Act” passed, moving abortion from the state criminal statute to the health code. The new law allows non-doctors to perform the procedure and allows for abortions up to the point of birth if the life or health of the mother is deemed at risk or the baby is not viable. The governor especially angered opponents when he ordered that landmarks in the state, including One World Trade Center, be lit pink in celebration.”

As soon as I saw that they lit up the One World Trade Center with the pink light I could not shake the feeling that the tower would be attacked like the Trade Center buildings in 9/11. This bill is so evil, it gives people the right to kill the baby all the way up to the due date. It also prevents anyone from prosecuting a person for killing a baby in the womb. Here is how bad the Catholic Bishop thought it was:
“It goes way beyond Roe v. Wade in so many ways, so I don’t see it as something to celebrate,” Albany Bishop Edward Scharfenberger told “Fox & Friends” Saturday. “The kind of procedures that are now available in New York state, we wouldn’t even do to a dog or a cat…It’s torture.”

From Christian Headlines news service they had this headline by Shane Idleman Contributor to ChristianHeadlines.com, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 : “Thunderous Applause: We Can Kill Our Children at Nine Months” I could not believe what I was reading: People actually applauded the slaughtering of children. Was I having a dream . . . a nightmare? Was this real?

“Why didn’t someone do something?” Those five words still haunt my thoughts today. Some time ago, I sat speechless as I listened to a man recount his trip to a Holocaust museum with his young daughter. As they walked by photos of the death camps and gas chambers, his daughter silently contemplated the horrors that were unfolding before her eyes.” Later that little girl asked her dad, Why didn’t they do something?

I believe that the only hope for America is a national and spiritual revival. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope. What can change a heart is the Holy Spirit moving the hearts of those who are so cold! Idleman said, “As the moral and cultural war rages between our shores, the need to be awakened from our spiritual slumber has never been greater. “Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is tested” (Martin Luther). When human life is devalued, atrocities such as the Holocaust, slavery, sex-trafficking, and abortion occur. God help us when we ignore our calling to confront evil. Pastors are to be pillars who support truth and defend the faith. “We need more prophets in our pulpits and less puppets” (Leonard Ravenhill).

As a watchman on the wall, I want to warn America that the terrible hand of judgment is around the corner. Remember that when God brought the judgments on Israel, many Godly men and women were in Israel. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach, Abedneggo, Micah, Hosea, and on and on. Judgment is often delayed but it will come if there is no repentance.

Here are some other headlines that are typical of the antichristian views which are prevalent: “STARBUCKS HOWARD SCHULTZ TELLS ANTI-GAY MARRIAGE CHRISTIAN STOCKHOLDERS TO ‘SELL YOUR SHARES’ AND GO INVEST IN ANOTHER COMPANY” No Christians allowed in Starbucks I guess!

“Nation’s largest utility files for bankruptcy amid California wildfire lawsuits” California is already taking hits and they will keep coming. Their whole state government is in full rebellion against God.

And now from the ongoing war on America from Iran: “Iran ayatollah: ‘Death to America’ until Muslims turn White House to Islamic center” I could do a whole update from all of the threats this week from Islam on America. It is overwhelming to see the hatred and desire to destroy Christianity and Judaism from the earth.

CA College Board Of Trustees Eliminates Pledge Of Allegiance: Its History ‘Steeped in Nativism And White Nationalism’ Part of the civil war going on in the USA includes colleges who outright wish to destroy our heritage. Attacking the Pledge of Allegiance and throwing God out of the public square are part of the strategy.

We now have Muslims in the Congress who are advocating all out antisemitism. The new representative from Minnesota said this this week:
“Ilhan Omar Suggests Israel Should Not Be Allowed To Exist As Jewish State, Suggests Not A ‘Democracy’ Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) suggested in an interview this week that Israel should not be allowed to exist as a Jewish state, Israel is not a democracy, and compared Israel to Iran — which is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.”

Back to abortion—if the people of New York are willing to kill their children up to the due date, who else do they think are not worthy to live? Some Democrats say that people with white skin are a diseased race. Is that bizarre? Unfortunately, we live in a day when the hearts of the people have grown cold and they have hatred in their heart. New York democrats who passed this evil bill are committing the same sin as those who sacrificed their children to the gods Molech and Balaam. Pray that God will stop this mass murder of children.
Finally, there is this: “On May 13, 2013, Dr Kermit Gosnell was convicted in Philadelphia of 3 counts of first degree murder for snipping, with scissors, the necks of infants who had been born alive.” This man is happy for the new law because he believes that what he did was right. Murdering babies after they are born is the next step. Gosnell said this: “…I continue to feel optimistic of the eventual outcome…the vindication of what I’ve done, why I’ve done it and how [it] will become accepted within my lifetime.” Our country is in serious need of revival. Pray Ps. 43:1 this week. I do not know how bad it is going to get before the Lord puts a stop to this madness, but I do know we need to pray.

Psa 43:1, “Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation;
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!”

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The Temple

Prophecy Update: January 25, 2019

The Temple: Will it be built in 2019?

Three things happened in 2018 that signal the soon rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem. Donald Trump declaring Jerusalem the undivided capital of Israel, the dedication of the altar of the Temple, and the birth of a pure red heifer. These three events in 2018 stand beside many other signs. Some of those signs are the ‘blood moon tetrad’ in 2014-15. That sign brought Russia and Iran into Syria on the northern edge of Israel setting up the war of Ezekiel 38-39. In 2016 the Obama administration gave Iran 150 billion dollars, talk about setting up the coming war between Israel and Iran. In 2017 Trump became President and declared that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel sending shock waves across the world. The Sept.23rd sign in the heavens warned the world that the prophecies regarding the nation of Israel and the end times are coming quickly. Then these three signs happened in 2018. What will it mean for 2019?

On Monday, (Dec.10 2018) the Sanhedrin hosted the dedication of the altar for the Third Temple, marking the event with a full-dress reenactment of the sacrifice/ offering. “The altar was made of aerated concrete and constructed on a metal frame specifically designed to be loaded on a flatbed truck. Though not ideal, it is entirely kosher for use in the Temple service.” It was thrilling to watch the priests blowing the silver trumpets as they did 2000 years ago.

Before Ezra had the temple rebuilt when they returned from captivity, they dedicated the altar as recorded in Ezra 3:2-3. “Then Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his brothers the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and his brothers arose and built the altar of the God of Israel to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the law of Moses, the man of God. So they set up the altar on its foundation, for they were terrified because of the peoples of the lands; and they offered burnt offerings on it to the LORD, burnt offerings morning and evening.”

As in Ezra’s day, there are many who opposed the Jews coming back to their capital city. Since 1967 Israel has only gotten grief and hatred for being in Jerusalem. The world will really oppose the rebuilding of the Temple when it commences, but the Bible is clear that the temple will be rebuilt!

Ezra’s altar was dedicated 70 years after the destruction and subsequent captivity. As Ezra and many with him came back to the land, their first task was to prepare for the rebuilding of the Temple. The first act was the rebuilding of the altar. When that was done they started the sacrifices. It is 70 years after the establishment of the state of Israel and the Levites decided to send a letter to all of the nations to come for the dedication of the altar. Why? Because in their view, this is what happened the last time the temple was built. It is cool how God uses the number 70! 2018 was the 70th anniversary of Israel becoming a nation (May 14, 1948 was the reestablishment of Israel).

2018 had some other events that hold prophetic implications. On the anniversary of the birth of Israel, President Trump moved the embassy of the United States to Jerusalem. The move of the embassy is not the most important thing; the declaration that Jerusalem is the eternal, undivided capital of Israel rocked the world. Again, mirroring what happened in Ezra day, King Cyrus sent the Jews back to their home and capital city to rebuild the Temple.

Because of what President Trump did moving the embassy, the Sanhedrin believes that it is time to rebuild the temple. The dedication of the altar happened on an interesting date. It was the last day of the feast of Hanukkah. The Jerusalem Post had this headline:
“TEMPLE-READY ALTAR DEDICATED ON LAST DAY OF HANUKKAH BY ACTIVIST GROUPS: Then I shall finish by singing a song of praise for the dedication of the altar,” goes the famous Maoz Tzur Hanukkah song, and on Monday morning, the last day of Hanukkah, a new altar, fit for the Temple, was dedicated outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Following the Maccabees’ defeat of the Seleucid Greeks in the historical events of Hannuka, the Maccabean Jews cleansed and restored the Temple after Jerusalem was liberated, and built a new altar, since pigs had been slaughtered on the old altar by the Greeks.”

It is an important date for the Jews especially in light of the fact that they believe that it is time to rebuild the Temple. They believe it because they have the capital city again after 2000 years.

Also, in 2018 a red heifer was born that was declared on Nov.3 to be a pure red heifer that can be used to fulfill the Word of the Lord from Numbers 19. In vs.2 it says, “This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed.” This red heifer will be used to make a mixture of water and its ashes for the cleansing and dedication of the temple.

What do these things mean? It means that things are speeding up as Jesus said. I have been following the story of the red heifer for many years and every time one was born, it developed a flaw. We now have a red heifer ready to go so they can build. In 2016 the Temple Institute released a video of the temple, here is their announcement:

The Temple Institute commissioned the actual digital reconstruction of the grand building, with breathtaking results. “The three-minute video walks viewers through the main sanctuary, showcasing decades of research and tens of innovative Halachic solutions to various perplexing issues that were resolved to create fully functional, ready-to-use plans,” explain the producers. “As the visual tour sweeps through the sanctuary, one can see the menorah, incense altar and showbread table, all of which have already been prepared by the Institute, among 70 other sacred vessels. The presentation was specially released to coincide with the Ninth of Av, the Jewish national day of mourning which commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples.” “One third of all Torah commandments pertain to the building of and service in the Holy Temple,” explained Temple Institute Director Rabbi Chaim Richman. “Today, we not only mourn the destruction of the two Holy Temples, but also our inability to fulfill one third of the Torah. Over the last three decades, the Temple Institute has done everything in our power to research and prepare for the Third Temple. As world Jewry sits on the ground mourning the first two Temples, we have taken a huge leap towards the rebuilding, by releasing a 3D architectural rendition of the Third Temple”

All of the articles to be used in the Temple are ready to go. The Levites have been chosen and they have practiced doing sacrifices. The only thing left is build the temple. Can they and will they do that this year?

This is the first year in my life that I can say that it actually is a possibility. Can they? Yes! Will they? I believe so because they are so close! Before this year there were no red heifers, no altar dedicated, no pronouncement to the world that Jerusalem is the eternal undivided capital of Israel. 2018 was really a banner year towards fulfilling prophecy.

Daniel 9:27, Matt.24:15, 2 Thess.2:3-4, and Revelation 11:1-4 teach that a temple of God has to be on the earth in the last days. The antichrist will go into that temple and desecrate it. 2 Thess.2:4 is very interesting, it says of antichrist, “who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.”
Notice that antichrist will exalt himself so that he will go into the temple of God. That means that the temple will be built for our God and not another. Some believe that the temple will be built for Satan and that is wrong. Jesus would not call that future act and ‘act of desecration’ if there were nothing to desecrate. If the temple built in Jerusalem is not for the Lord and does not mean anything to Jesus, then no desecration would be happening. Jesus will also be sending Elijah and Moses to defend the temple in Revelation 11. Revelation 11:1 calls the Temple the Temple of God: “Then there was given me a measuring rod like a staff; and someone said, “Get up and measure the temple of God and the altar, and those who worship in it.” Elijah and Moses show up as fulfillments of Zechariah 4 where God gives us a picture of the Temple. Elijah and Moses are the two olive trees and two lampstands who are witnessing to the glory of God and His Temple! The menorah in the Temple needed olive oil to light the lampstand and this prophecy of Zech.4 will be fulfilled showing God’s view of the Temple. Vs.12-14 says, And I answered the second time and said to him, “What are the two olive branches which are beside the two golden pipes, which empty the golden oil from themselves? So he answered me, saying, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” Then he said, “These are the two anointed ones who are standing by the Lord of the whole earth.”
Imagine that day when Elijah and Moses talk about where they came from, the heavenly temple. They come down to defend the temple and what God intends to do in the earth. People will hate the message as they do today. The UN hates it that Israel is in the land and that they will rebuild. They will go crazy when the temple is built. Satan will hate it so much that he will send his servant the antichrist to desecrate it. 2018 was a banner year moving us ever closer to Biblical prophecy being fulfilled. Are you ready for the return of our Lord? Let us get ready by praying and confessing our sins. Pray for America that we have revival before the rapture of the church. Maranatha!

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Jewish and Christian Persecution

Prophecy Update: January 18, 2019

I am reading a book on the history of the Mossad, which is the CIA of Israel. It is an interesting book because it catalogues why Israel needed to develop a group dedicated to protecting Jews. The book is called: Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations by Ronen Bergman. The Mossad used two verses in Proverbs to describe the work they thought that God wanted them to do. Proverbs 11:14 “Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory.” And Proverbs 24:6, For by wise guidance you will wage war and in abundance of counselors there is victory.” Since WW2 the Jews realized that they needed to rely on themselves to protect themselves. This was the powerful motivation to declare a state. As a nation, Israel could protect Jews and fight back when the world rose up to destroy them. The holocaust taught a hard and sobering reality: Jews need to protect Jews. None of the nations of the world came to the rescue of Jews in the holocaust. Most nations acquiesced to evil, many joined in on the massacre.

The Jerusalem Post reported this week on antisemitism in Europe:
A cautionary tale of European antisemitism: “If a recent large survey of antisemitism in Europe conducted by CNN is any indication, then there is truly reason to fear for the future of Jews on the continent. Unfortunately, in recent years, warnings of mounting European antisemitism have begun to resemble various traffic signs on the highway: little-noticed and largely unheeded. We have come to assume that, like the weather, all we can do in the face of European hatred of Jews is to shrug and move on with our lives. I am neither an alarmist nor a pessimist by nature. But anyone with even a modicum of historical memory cannot help but be frightened by what is happening in places such as Paris, London and Stockholm.”

I have been saying for several years that Jews should leave Europe before it is too late. Too many groups and governments are plain evil and wicked towards Jews. I believe that Britain is falling apart because they have embraced anti-Semitism. The Anglican Church and the government give more rights to Muslims then Jews. They tolerate evil and hatred being promoted against Jews and many wish to elect an anti-Semite leader in Jeremy Corbin. We have seen this before, in the 1920’s to 1940’s in Europe and the USA. The USA had its pro-Nazi groups and anti-Semitic groups that faded into the background as WW2 commenced. With the pro-Muslim movement in America, I believe the conditions are ripe In Europe and the USA to see a rearing of the ugly anti-Semitic head again.

If you need proof of nations joining in on the antisemitism, look at the UN today. It is a body dedicated to antisemitism with most of its decisions directed against the state of Israel and Jews no matter where they live. What Israel had to do after WW2 they have to do today. After the war, they had to track down SS officers and kill them because no one would help them bring them to justice. The big guys in the Nazi party they brought to judgment, but many officers who worked to kill Jews among the SS were repatriated and went back to living normal lives in Germany and other nations. Who is threatening Israel today? Mahmoud Abbas from the Palestinian Authority. He was given something that absolutely tells me that the UN hates Israel.

Top News JANUARY 15, 2019
“Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. The Group of 77 is a consortium of 134 developing countries that often works together in the UN General Assembly. The body was originally founded in 1964 with 77 countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Thailand and India. Over the years, it has grown to include countries such as South Africa, Qatar, Cuba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Singapore, and Angola, and currently represents some 80 percent of the world’s population. While it serves as the leader of the body, Palestine will be able to cosponsor proposals and amendments, make statements, and raise procedural motions. In October, both Israel and the United States expressed strong opposition to granting the Palestinians extra rights at the UN. Abbas told the Group of 77 on Tuesday that Israel was hindering development in the Middle East, and called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.”

This global organization is dedicated to the destruction of Israel. Allowing Abbas to take this position of chairmanship, only serves the anti-Semitic goals of the Palestinian Authority. This is the largest bloc of nations at the UN and a man who desires to destroy Israel now runs it. It will not take long for this group to curse Israel. This is what Abbas said, “Israel’s continued colonization and occupation of the State of Palestine undermines our development and capacity for cooperation, coordination and obstructs the cohesive future development of all peoples of the region,” he told the gathering.” What he calls the state of Palestine is the State of Israel. God will have a thing to say about Abbas and the UN in their hatred and attack on Israel.

How about the World Council of Churches? They have a terrible track record when it comes to antisemitism. Consider this headline: January 2019, EAPPI: The World Council of Churches’ Training Camp for Anti-Israel Advocacy. This article tells about how the WWC works to hurt Israel and curse Jews. Founded in 2002, Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) is the Geneva-based World Council of Churches’ (WCC) “flagship project” on the Arab-Israeli conflict. EAPPI, the World Council of Churches’ flagship project on the Arab-Israeli conflict, has brought 1,800 volunteers to the West Bank to “witness life under occupation.” The World Council of Churches does not run similar activities in other conflict zones. By singling out Israel, EAPPI embodies antisemitism, as defined in the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s working definition.
• Despite marketing itself as human rights and protection program, EAPPI places
significant emphasis on political advocacy before, during, and after the trip.
When volunteers return to their home countries and churches, they engage in anti-Israel advocacy such as BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns
and comparing Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

Notice that the World Council of Churches thinks that they represent the Christians of the world. A globalist organization that refuses to accept that God raised up Israel again on the earth. Globalist organizations will serve the antichrist when he rises. The World Council of Churches does not represent the Lord Jesus Christ nor does it represent the God of the Bible. They represent the false church that will rise in the last days. We were commanded to watch and pray, therefore, watching for organizations and nations that join the anti-Israel coalition is part of the task which Jesus has given us. It is easier than you think.

As I have studied the denominations in America, most of them are riddled with replacement theology. They believe that they are the replacement to Israel and that the current Israel is not Israel. It would be very strange if you ever heard sermons on Jeremiah 30 or Daniel 9 which catalog for us the things God is currently doing in the earth. God is moving and He is bringing Jews back to His land! This is the super sign in the earth for anyone paying attention to what God is doing. God has declared that He will bring the Jews back and that is what He is doing. Europe is currently experiencing such division that Jews will be again streaming back to the land. They will leave these nations because the nations of Europe are again gripped in antisemitism.

The World Council of Churches teaches replacement theology and supports the removal of Israel. They say that they are loving but they curse the Jews. They are like the churches in Europe who supported the Nazis and their hatred of Jews. Satan wants to finish what Hitler started. He has raised up Iran to push for the next holocaust. Iran has allies that agree with their anti-Israel views. The world made the decision to support a peace agreement with Iran that was as anti-Semitic as they come. President Trump pulled America out of the deal and the world was shocked. Why were they shocked?

The world still wants Israel to lose and lose big to the Iranians and the Muslims. Europe has rejected Trump and his view of Iran but they are hurting big time. They are being cursed by God for their antisemitism. Britain is falling apart because they would rather support Muslims and the Muslim view of life. They have become anti-Christian and anti-Semitic. A study done in Britain in 2009 called “Marginalizing Christians” had this to say:
When ‘diversity rules’ are used to justify suspending a nurse who offered to pray for a patient’s recovery, as happened to Caroline Petrie on 17 December 2008, something has gone very wrong in modern Britain. This report examines the growing marginalization of Christians and catalogues cases of discrimination.
The same is happening in the USA, consider this article, The Anti-Christian State of California: In a state ruled by a former Jesuit, perhaps we should not be shocked to find ourselves in the grip of an incipient state religion. Of course, this religion is not actually Christianity, or even anything close to the dogma of Catholicism, but something that increasingly resembles the former Soviet Union, or present-day Iran and Saudi Arabia, than the supposed world center of free, untrammeled expression. We need to pray for Christians and Jews who are increasingly facing persecution. The rise of anti-Semitism and Christian persecution tells us that we are in the last days!

Just recently several ministries in California have been impacted by the anti-Christian nature of California. An article called “Christians Scared Away From California” highlights some of the problems. “For more than 55 years, Summit Ministries has held conferences at its headquarters in Manitou Springs, Colo., and across the nation, training nearly a half-million young Christians to become leaders in their schools, communities, churches, families, and country. But the group has had to cancel its June 10-23 and June 24-July 7 sessions at Biola University near Los Angeles due to concerns that California will forbid some of what it teaches.” Also there is this: “A network of companies including Apple, Google and Amazon are fighting a proposal before Kansas lawmakers that would allow adoption and foster care organizations to refuse placements to gay and lesbian couples based on religious beliefs.” Our rights as Christians are being taken away in several states. When that happens, the gospel becomes a much more powerful tool. Share it, live it, preach it, the souls of many are at stake! Maranatha!

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Rise of Antichrist

Prophecy Update: January 10, 2019 By: Joe Maggelet

The spirit of the Antichrist is strong in the world today. The question for many Christians has been “if we are in the end times is the antichrist here?”

All prophecy has development stages. We know that the whole world will get the mark of the beast. The technology to see this happen did not develop until the late 20th century. The Gog Magog prophecy tells us about nations that will amass on the northern border of Israel. This coalition of nations did not come together in history until the last five years. The promise of scripture is that the temple will be built and now all of the conditions are ready to rebuild. All of these things are signs to us that we are in the end times.

If all of these things are coming to pass, what about the antichrist? What are the conditions that need to exist that precedes his rise? What events have to take place for his arrival? As I have considered these things, the conditions exist for his rise.

A one-world government will rise when the antichrist comes to power. The world leaders have made their sentiments known. They hate nationalism! One of the strongest proponents of globalism and a one-world government is the Pope. George Neumayr said of this pope: “this is the Pope they have been waiting for.” His message supports Marxists and Marxism, shockingly unlike the statements issued during the Papacies of John Paul and Benedict. “His program of promoting left wing politics while downplaying and undermining doctrine on faith and morals is the ecclesiastical equivalent of Barack Obama.” Pope Francis grew up a fascist and socialist in Argentina. He loves liberation theology, which mixes Marxism and Christianity. John Paul tried to eradicate the liberation theology guys from the Catholic Church and Francis has rehabilitated and reinstated them.

A former seminary official who was interviewed for a book called The Political Pope: How Pope Francis Is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives by George Neumayr, stated that the Pope said, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Pope Francis not only pushes immorality, he champions open borders. His push for open borders has led him to push for unity in religious matters, economic matters, and political matters.

Jonathan Byrd reported, “Today I present to you a post from Fr. Jerome entitled: Why Pope Francis is A False Prophet. Fr. Jerome is a pseudonym. Due to the times in which we live, this has become necessary. After Jesus resurrection our Lord said, “Go and make disciples of all nations” Mat.28:19—to the contrary, Pope Francis said, ‘It is not right to convince someone of your faith.’ This means Pope Francis is now directly opposing Jesus Christ, and it is time for me to speak up.”

Catholics have been writing the past few years on all of the false statements coming from the Pope. Fr. Jerome said of this: “What is different from all other Popes is how much he speaks error. The magnitude is stunning both in quality and quantity. Quantitatively, Pope Francis speaks so frequently against the Bible and Tradition that even traditional websites have stopped making lists. Qualitatively, it is remarkable that theological error has finally made it into an apostolic exhortation”

One of the scary things Pope Francis said comes from Jesus at 12 years old. Fr. Jerome said, “Regarding the young Jesus being in the Temple, he said in his 2016 Epiphany homily in Italian: ‘instead of returning home with his family, he stayed in Jerusalem in the Temple provoking great suffering to Mary and Joseph, who were unable to find him. For this little escapade Jesus probably had to ask forgiveness of his parents.” I believe that anyone who says Jesus has to ask forgiveness is blasphemy. Fr. Jerome said, “How are people so blind to the fact that for a Pope to say that the Son of God probably had to ask forgiveness is a clear denial of the Divinity of Jesus Christ?”

The religious and political ground has been set for the rise of anti-Christ. Pope Francis s not the only one who is causing Christians to observe that anti-Christ may be on the scene. Emmanuel Macron is causing many Christians to question his rise to power. Since the antichrist arises from Europe, he has certainly caught the attention of many. The reason he garners this attention is because the he was received. The Economist magazine introduced him to the world on the cover of their magazine. They pictured Macron walking on water. His metroic rise to power has made people question who he is?

When Macron had his acceptance speech he said that he would rule lie a Roman god, namely Jupiter. This is in homage to the pagan gods of Rome, Jupiter being the king of all other gods. He is called ‘Europe’s Savior.’ His first name means ‘God with us.’ His full name is Emmanuel Jean (gift of God) Michel (who is like God) Frederic (peaceful ruler) Macron (the mark). His last name is particularly revealing since the antichrist will cause people to put a mark on their right hand or forehead. The antichrist will be from Roman descent according to Daniel 9:26 and will rise from the Roman Empire. Both of his parents are from Roman ancestry. Haaretz reported on Macron and said, “When he takes the stage at rallies you can feel Macron’s Messianic dimensions—the audiences near sensual ecstasy, his followers blind faith, his speech writers evangelical messages. People yearn to get a picture with him, speak with him, touch him.”

The Financial Times reported, quoting a source who has known Macron well for years. “Macron is always charming, especially with his enemies and those hostile to him. During the election Macron took particular pleasure in always trying to meet his opponents, even the most hostile, face to face. He did this, so the source says, because he was and is so confident of his own charm and ability to win people over.“

The antichrist will be a globalist. Macron and many more people today in politics are globalists. Eventually, the whole world will be ruled by a one-world government and one dictator. Revelation 6 tells us about this one world government. Rev.6:2 says, “And I looked and behold, a white horse and its rider had a bow and a crown was given to him and he came out conquering and to conquer.” Someday antichrist will rise and take over the world militarily. It is interesting that Macron has proposed that Europe bring together a ten nation coalition that can raise up an army. Macron called it a ‘real European Army’ and he thought they would need it to counter Russia and the USA!

What is even more interesting is his proposal to start a peace treaty for the Middle East if Trump’s plan does not come to fruition. This is a very interesting time for that because Trump has delayed his peace proposal again and the Palestinians have declared that they will not participate with the USA. Macron is advocating even this week that he is preparing to release his own peace deal for Israel and the Palestinians.

I do not believe that we can know who the antichrist will be because the Bible says that he will be revealed after the rapture.
2Thessalonians 2:3 says, “Let no one deceive you in any way. For the day of the Lord will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.”

Amir Tsfarti said of Macron, “I believe that in Emmanuel Macron’s case I can very clearly say that we are watching a young West European leader who was groomed by the one world order gang for this powerful position. I am not talking about grooming him to be the antichrist, but definitely toward leadership of Europe.”

One day, one of these leaders who are groomed by the globalist elites will be the antichrist. Whether Macron becomes that, only time will tell. We will not find out who that is before Jesus comes back for us. In the Pope and Emmanuel Macron we see two globalists who mirror what it will be like under the antichrist and the false prophet. I have been following some of the catholic criticism of their own Pope and many have expressed that he will be the false prophet. These are not evangelical Christians or prophecy teachers. These are Catholic priests who are fearful of what is happening to their own church.

God has given us encouragement to work until He comes. It 2 Thess.2:1-2 it says, Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to Him (rapture) we ask you brothers not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed by a spirit or a spoken word or a letter seeming to be from us to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.”
The day of the Lord has not come and will not commence until after the rapture. So be encouraged and pray for the Lords return. Like Revelation says, come Lord Jesus come! Are you watching and praying? I hope this blog helps you to watch and pray!
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It’s Monday and Joe is excited to take the students through the book of Ephesians this semester on Tuesday nights.  

PRAY   That the students would understand their position in Christ and that those God is calling would respond by putting their faith in Christ. 

THANK YOU for partnering with us in prayer! 

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We are so grateful for the volunteers who helped with the two Basketball Team dinners we hosted over break.  The players appreciated homecooked food and a time of encouragement. 

Joe and I also had a wonderful trip to Ecuador to be with Nick and Andrea and her family.  It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in 
Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever, Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21

“I want to take a look back at 2018 and give an update on where we are at with the Last Days countdown. The Bible is very specific about what is coming to the earth in the last days. We live in special times and it is both thrilling and scary to see the things coming on the earth.” – Joe Maggelet

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Review of 2018

Prophecy Update: January 3, 2019

I want to take a look back at 2018 and give an update on where we are at with the Last Days countdown. The Bible is very specific about what is coming to the earth in the last days. We live in special times and it is both thrilling and scary to see the things coming on the earth. Thrilling, because we will see Jesus in the rapture and I want to encourage each of you to meditate on I Thess. 4:16-18. The command of vs.18 is to comfort each other with these words. The Rapture of the church is a source of comfort and we should encourage each other to watch and pray!
It is also scary to consider all that is coming on the earth. Jesus has warned us that these days are days of darkness and not light. Wars and rumors of wars will fill the air as they do today.

An important truth denied today by many who claim the title of Christian is the literal fulfillment of scripture. All of Jesus first coming prophecies were fulfilled literally. If those in the first century would have paid attention, they would have known that Jesus would have died by crucifixion. Psalm 22 describes death by crucifixion when Jews of that day stoned people for a capital crime. Jesus quoted Psalm 22:1 on the cross when He said, “My God, My God why has thou forsaken Me?” This alerts us to the fact that this prophecy was fulfilled literally. Since Rome introduced crucifixion in 63 AD, the believers should have seen it for what it was. Today we need to see that the mark of the beast is upon us because of the technology. Literal fulfillment of the Word of God is before us!

The most heartbreaking of prophecies concerning the Last Days has to be the suffering and persecution of the believers. This past year saw the utter destruction and the death of many believers. China has pursued the destruction of the Church.
In China there is a movement called ‘Back to Jerusalem’ (BTJ) This movement believes that it is the job of Christianity in Asia to preach the gospel to everyone west of China. History teaches us that the Gospel has primarily moved westward since the days of Paul. The Church has grown so large that the communist government has determined that it must stop. American mission groups have noted:
“China’s new laws are meant to combat this growing trend and are meant to go into effect on February 1, 2018. BTJ sources inside China reported the leak of this law when it was being written and BTJ was among the first to report it. Foreign Chinese ministries laughed saying that it could not possibly be true. Now, as was reported by BTJ, according to article 64 of the new religious law, ¥100,000 – ¥300,000 RMB fine is proposed to be slapped on anyone that organizes unregistered house church meetings. According to Article 69, a fine in value of property confiscated or ¥50,000 RMB will be imposed on the owner of the house where the meetings are held.” In December there was this headline:

“100 Christians snatched in overnight raids on underground Chinese church. Many house churches have been closed this year in China’s harshest religious suppression in decades. Bob Fu of China Aid, a US-based Christian non-profit organisation, said the crackdown represented a major escalation of religious persecution in China.”

In the Middle East, there is what is being described a ‘holocaust’ of Christians by Muslim armies. By NURIT GREENGER 04/26/2018

“In The Middle East, Genocide of Christians Fighting to Maintain their Faith. The ethnic cleaning of Christians in the Middle East by Godless Islamo-Nazis. The disappearance of Christians from the Middle East phenomenon is an ongoing happening in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Egypt and other remoter places in the Middle East where Christians managed to exist. What the Muslim hate the most are the infidels, the people who are not Muslims and they drive them away from their home or kill them. Time to put out the Islamo-fascist fire phenomenon or it will spread like wild fire with no end in sight. A painful story that I, a Jewess, is all so well familiar with. All so very sad!”

In Nov.2018, congress moved to protect the Christians in the Middle East. “US Congress passes bill to relieve Christians, Yazidis in Iraq and Syria. The US House of Representatives passed Tuesday H.R. 390, a bill titled “Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act,” which seeks to assist with the rebuilding of the Christian and Yazidi communities in Iraq and Syria.”
Notice that the bill used the word genocide. This word has been used at least since 2015 that I found in my research. This is a tragedy and the Lord said it would happen. Remember what Jesus said,
Matt.24:9, “Then they will deliver you to tribulation and will kill you and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name.”
Although to some degree this has always been true, we have been the inheritors of the dominance of the Christian worldview in the West. Western Europe and America have received many blessings from following the Lords Word and Commands regarding our culture and governments. Since World War Two, the western nations have abandoned Jesus and the Christian Worldview! This will bring more and more persecution in the United States. It has already started. If it had not been for the election of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton would have been president and the persecution of the church would have started in earnest. She declared the Christian worldview deplorable. She would have made it illegal to oppose abortion and the immoral lifestyles being pushed on America by the elites.

Then there is Israel! Who could have conceived that the embassy could have moved to Jerusalem and that a world leader would declare that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel? The establishing of Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel was prophesied and it has happened. I am amazed that the super sign of the end times, Israel, is in full bloom! Here are three things that were advanced in 2018 which will fulfill prophecy soon enough.

1. Psalm 83 war. Psalm 83 teaches us that a war will exist with those who say vs.4, “come let us wipe them out as a nation that the name of Israel be remembered no more.” This describes the groups, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Al Nusra, Boko Haram, Al Qaida, Fatah, ISIS, and the nations, Iran, Syria, Indonesia, Turkey, Libya, Sudan, etc. There are too many to mention. The conflict with the neighbors of Israel is at an all time high. It is much like the time before the 1967 war. I think that the Psalm 83 war has been going on since 1948 and will continue until Israel reclaims all of her land. That means they need to take southern Lebanon, half of Jordan, all of the West Bank, and the Gaza strip and more. That will happen for sure and may happen this year. Israel already fought in the Gaza strip, on the Lebanese border and in Syria. They are ready militarily to claim all of their land. All they lack now is will and opportunity. Jesus will initiate this and it will be to Gods glory!
2. Ezekiel 38-39. The conflict in Syria is with the nations described in Ezekiel as the Gog Magog war. Russia, Iran, and Turkey are entrenched in Syria on the northern mountains of Israel where the war will take place. The foundations of this future conflict were laid down the past few years and especially this year. We have seen the conflict rise between Israel and Russia. Russia in December threatened Israel with military action and that is new. The direct threat of Russia against Israel is a game changer. We are close my friends. Iran has a strategy to attack Israel first through proxy groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. When Israel defeats these groups it will be a rout. ( it will also fulfill Ps.83) Iran will respond with the direct attack on Israel with Russia. This could all happen in the next year because it is all in place.
3. The third thing I would like to mention is the events surrounding Jerusalem. God has said that Jerusalem will be established as the eternal capital of Israel, it will be hated by all the nations, that a temple will be built there, and that the Jews will be in control of the city. Three of these prophecies are already accomplished. There is no temple yet, but the people preparing to build the temple are ready to build. They have practiced sacrifices, they have a priesthood, they have the alter and all of the instruments for the Temple ready to go. It is very thrilling to watch. Even the red heifer has been born that can fulfill the mandate in the book of Numbers regarding the cleansing of the Temple. This is the prophecy that is most in doubt in the next year. It will take a supernatural work of God for the Jews to rebuild the Temple. The whole world is against Israel doing that. Even most of the churches in the world are against the Temple being rebuilt. I am glad to be in a church that believes the prophecies and agrees with God. God is the owner of the land of Israel and has determined to give the land to His Chosen people Israel. He also wants to give them a Temple. Let God be God! In the midst of this conflict we have the United States that has led the charge to move embassies to Jerusalem. Guatemala announced this week that they are moving the embassy in 2019. Turkey also announced that they will destroy these embassies in Jerusalem. The conflict is on and it will continue until Jesus comes back. As far as Israel controlling Jerusalem, many in Israel do not want them to control all of the city. Some have proposed giving half of the city to the Palestinians. This is dividing the city and I believe that it will not happen. When they try to do it, God will upset their plans because it is prophesied! Isaiah 62:4 says, “It will no longer be said to you (Jerusalem) Forsaken! Nor to your land will it any longer be said, Desolate! But you will be called ‘My delight is in her and your land married. For the Lord delights in you and to Him your land will be married.” God is marrying the land of Israel and soon after He will marry the Jews who are living there. Thus all Israel will be saved as Jesus has promised. We live in great days my friends pray and watch!